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Where to Observe 9/11 in the Cranford Area

Six people from Cranford lost their lives in the attacks: Dean Philip Eberling, Christopher Michael Grady, Robert Henry Lynch, Gregory Milanowycz, Thomas Michael Regan and Leonard Joseph Snyder Jr. Credits: TAPinto Photo Archive

CRANFORD, NJ – Monday, September 11, will mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sixty people from Union County lost their lives in the attacks; six of them were from Cranford: Dean Philip Eberling, Christopher Michael Grady, Robert Henry Lynch, Gregory Milanowycz, Thomas Michael Regan and Leonard Joseph Snyder Jr.

Locally, there will be several services on Monday to publicly remember those who lost their lives and honor their families and first responders.

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The Cranford World Trade Center Memorial Committee and the Cranford Clergy Council will host a 9/11 Memorial Service on Monday, September 11th at 6:30pm in Cranford’s World Trade Center Park at Springfield and North Union Avenues in Cranford.  This event will honor those that lost their lives in the September 11th attacks including family, friends, first responders and all that were affected by this tragedy. All are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the service will take place at the First Presbyterian Church across the street from the park. For more information, please contact Jerry Dobbins @908 447 2492.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial, Monday, Sept. 11th from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor Guard standing watch at the memorial from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the public will be able to bring and light candles in memory of those lost in the attacks.

The Kenilworth Borough Council will hold a memorial service at the Kenilworth Municipal Building on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The Borough of Kenilworth invites residents to join them in honoring the men, women and children who lost their lives and the courageous responders who tried to save them.

The Town of Westfield will hold a commemoration ceremony on Monday evening at the town’s September 11 memorial at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Skibitsky. Local clergy will offer prayers of commemoration followed by the presentation of the ceremonial wreath by an honor guard, the playing of “Taps” and the singing of “God Bless America.” The memorial is located at North Avenue at East Broad Street.

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